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Game of Thrones - "The Prince of Winterfell" - S02E08 5/20/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by photoshopgrl, May 20, 2012.

  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I agree with all of this. I can deal with a little magic and that sort of thing, but when it turns into being MOSTLY about that, I'm gone. So far, it's been a great balance.
     
  2. tivoboyjr

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

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    Different. Killing off Ned was brilliant, and speaking for myself, it was so jarring that it drew me in to the show even more.

    I think killing off Tyrion would cause a lot of people to watch something else instead of GOT. Tyrion is by far the most interesting character, and the only comic relief on a show that needs some comic relief now and then. Ned was a good guy, but not very interesting.
     
  3. jakerock

    jakerock Hey ho howdy! TCF Club

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    Having read the books it is sometimes painful not responding to some of the things said on this forum. Arg.

    I think of an inside joke about every third post.

    I guess I only have to behave for another 5 years or so...:mad:
     
  4. markb

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    Robb has got to lose a battle at some point. Makes for a better story.
     
  5. goblue97

    goblue97 Welcome Home, Jimmy!

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    But didn't he have a conversation with his sister about them being dead? Wouldn't he let her in on the ruse if there was one?
     
  6. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista

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    I would still watch but I don't think I'd be as in love with the show as I currently am.... but I probably don't even need to state that since every single thread I start my first post undoubtedly talks about how amazing Dinklage is or how much fun Tyrion is. Now you're making me sad just thinking about it. :(

    And I agree, Ned was a total shock because I didn't realize they would have the balls to kill off the main character before season 1 even ends! I'm not sure I got to know him as more than a father of a bastard son, friend to the King and seeker of truth. There was nothing to get invested in him personally.

    You expect that he will have to lose eventually. That's why I don't think he should. :)
     
  7. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista

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    HELL NO. She's one of the main people he's trying to impress with this entire thing. Her and his dad.
     
  8. Ereth

    Ereth Well-Known Member

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    To the concern about too much magic I just want to say that dragons take a really long time to grow up.
     
  9. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    ^^ Just can't resist, huh? :rolleyes:
     
  10. LordKronos

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    Well, I don't think it's much of a secret. As a non-book reader who is merely aware that books exist, I'm going to guess dragons take about 4 books to mature (though I suppose I shouldn't judge a book by it's cover).
     
  11. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista

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    pipe down skippy
     
  12. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    I think I won't.

    /Yoren
     
  13. MikeAndrews

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    Maybe they've gotten a better formula for Purina Dragon Chow than they had 1000 years ago.

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    I think a great rock band name would be Ducksauce and the Warlocks.

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    How about Caitlin and Brienne having witnessed a king being killed by a shadow, "Ho hum. Let's went, B," and never tell the rival king, even if it is her son?

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    I'd have to check, but I think the 8th episode of season 1 was also a dragger. King Robert dies and Ned is betrayed in episode 7/10.
     
  14. audioscience

    audioscience Droppin' Science *

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    Yeah, considering they're the size of small cats right now it's not a huge leap to make that assumption.
     
  15. jakerock

    jakerock Hey ho howdy! TCF Club

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    Unfortunately 4 books is about 20 years the way things are going...and that isn't a story spoiler that is a real life spoiler. G.R.R. Martin is spoiling my real life by taking so freaking long to write these things. :D
     
  16. stellie93

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    It's easy to forget, tho, that all the Stark kids are just that--kids. In the books even younger than the show, but young in both. They should mature and get wiser as time goes on--if they get the chance. ;)

    Me too. You can only have the suspense once, and I had that reading the books. Now I enjoy every minute of watching this awesome story be acted out. You guys who don't know what's going to happen are impatient with a set-up episode, but I enjoy every second.


    You mean it will take 20 years to write 4 more books, or 20 years will pass in Westeros?

    I'm wondering what they're going to do about the younger kids aging if they only do 1 book/season--which is all they can do with 10 episodes. I don't think that much time is passing in Westeros, although it's hard to tell when winters and summers go on for "years." Not sure exactly what that word means here. :confused:
     
  17. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I read the first book so far, and yes, I realize they are younger in the books. That said, when you contrast Snow to his brothers and to even Arya, he's a lot more impulsive than any of them, even Bran. He would make a very reckless leader. So while he's young, he's not like the other Starks in that regard.

    (I'm going by what I see in the TV show, not anything in the books).
     
  18. DavidTigerFan

    DavidTigerFan No, not Detroit. TCF Club

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    I honestly think that Martin will die before he ends the series similar to Robert Jordan and the WoT series. I hope Martin is keeping good notes!
     
  19. audioscience

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    I think I saw an interview where he says he's told the EPs of the show how the story ends in case something happens to him.
     
  20. LordKronos

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    He means in real life, to write it. There are 7 books total. The first was published in 1996, then the next 4 in 1998, 2000, 2005, and 2011. Book 6 is still being written.
     

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